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The tank, palace and general view of Panna. May 1814

The tank, palace and general view of Panna. May 1814

Artist: MacKenzie, Colin (1754-1821)

Medium: Watercolour

Date: 1814

Shelfmark: WD715

Item number: 715

Length: 145

Width: 229

Scale: Millimetres

Genre: Painting

Water-colour painting of Panna by Colin MacKenzie (1754-1821) in May 1814. Inscribed on the front in ink is: 'Sketch of the Table Land & the Tank, Palace etc at Penna in Bundelkand from the Table land above the same - by C. McK. May 1814.'

Panna is situated in Bundelkhand, a wild and hilly area of eastern Madhya Pradesh. The town is renowned for its temples, particularly the large Krishna Temple. Diamonds were discovered nearby in the late 18th century and brought prosperity to the ruling dynasty of Panna.

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